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The Coolmore Stud Stakes (formerly the Ascot Vale Stakes) is a Group 1 set weights event for three-year-olds held at Flemington racecourse in late October or early November each year during the Melbourne Spring racing carnival. The race is run over a distance of 1200 metres down the Flemington 'straight six' course and worth $500,000 in prizemoney. The 2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes was won by Flying Artie from Astern with Star Turn third.
The Coolmore Stud Stakes came about when the 'Ascot Vale Stakes' race date was moved in 2006 from early in the spring to be held on Derby Day as part of the Flemington four-day Melbourne Cup carnival where the best horses are found. The race was afforded Group 1 status and in 2007 the race was re-named the Coolmore Stud Stakes.
The new date and elite race status for the Coolmore Stud Stakes has changed the way some three-year-olds are now prepared for the premier three-year-old events of the Melbourne spring, with a number still tackling the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas over 1600m at Caulfield but then being freshened up for the shorter 1200m distance of the Coolmore Stud Stakes.
In the tradition of the Ascot Vale Stakes, the Coolmore Stud Stakes attracts quality three-year-old sprinters to make this race an exciting spectacle on Derby Day.
Recent winners Brazen Beau (2014) and Zoustar (2013) both won the Gr2 Roman Consul Stakes at Randwick on their way to winning the Coomore Stud Stakes while Japonisme (2015) ran third in the Roman Consul Stakes before winning this event.
The honour role for this race has seen many of Australia's finest sprinters victorious, including Sepoy (2011), Weekend Hussler (2007), Gold Edition (2006), Our Maizcay (1995), Zeditave (1987), Rancher (1982), Manikato (1978), Surround (1976) and champion Vain (1969).
The winner and placegetters of the Coolmore Stud Stakes often go on to success in some of Australia's premier sprint races while those gallopers who finish behind the placegetters can also figure prominently is some of our better sprint races in the future.
Flying Artie (2016) took out the Gr3 Blue Sapphire Stakes over 1200m at Caulfield before storming home to win this event and recent Coolmore Stud Stakes winners include Japonisme (2015) and Brazen Beau (2014).
2016 Coolmore Stud Stakes result
1. $10.00 Flying Artie 57.0 Hugh Bowman
2. $2.80 Astern 57.0 James McDonald
3. $4.60 Star Turn 57.0 Dwayne Dunn
4. $9.00 Russian Revolution 57.0 Kerrin McEvoy
5. $3.60 Extreme Choice 57.0 Craig Newitt
6. $151.00 Manolo Blahniq 57.0 Steven Arnold
7. $61.00 Derryn 57.0 Joao Moreira
8. $61.00 Saracino 57.0 Mark Zahra
Margins: 1.25 len, 0.10 len Time: 1:08.98
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